Altogether 23 local staff from the Maratua Atoll are taking care of all the needs of the guests on a daily basis. Thanks to them a relaxing stay is granted.


27, Medan, Sumatra, Masseur, General Helper

Since March 2016 Arifin is a diligent worker on Nunukan. He is educated massagist and offers brilliant massages. When he is not busy in our Spa, he helps our everywhere on the island. 


28, Surabaya, Chef 

Azam is chef in our guest kitchen since almost a year. Every day he creates fantastic menus for our guests and doesn’t stop improving is repertoire.


28, Bulukumba, Sulawesi, Housekeeping

Since Mai 2018 he is a Nunukan team member and he learned at the International Hotel School in Java. Azhar was already working abroad, for example 1 year on a cruise ship.


24, Maratua, Housekeeping, Garden 

Boyo is our youngster, since June 2015 joining here.  Already in the morning he takes care that the island is cleaned up. Sometimes he is also helping in the garden as he has lots of experience in this field too.


36, Maratua, Captain, General Helper.

Since October 2009 is Cawin part of the Nunukan team. He got the nickname “Captain Sing“ because often he likes to sing at work. He is mostly captain of our house reef diving boat.




35, Maratua, Technician, compressor. 

Darno has his 10years anniversary Nunukan and is very reliable taking care that the diving tanks are filled with 200 bar every day. He is also responsible that we never run out of power or water supply.


41, Sulawesi, married on Maratua, Captain, General Helper. 

Donli is on the island since March 2014. Often he drives the diving boat for halfday- and fulldaytrips, but can also be spotted in the garden or at maintenance work.


41, Sulawesi. The craftsman…

Dulla was already on Nunukan before the first bungalow was built. He decisively took part in building the whole resort and since opening he is responsible for the general maintenance. 


23, born in Malaysia, raised in Sulawesi, Darno` Helper

Eras started on Nunukan in June 2016 in the service team, but left again for studies. Now newly he is back with a new challenge – he is doing an apprenticeship with Darno and eagerly helps him with all technical matters.




37, Maratua, Service Restaurant / Bar 

2011 Fitri got employed in the staff kitchen. After 1 year she changed to guest service. In between she supports the kitchen team and got the service for restaurant & bar under her control.


29, Maratua, Boatcaptain, Dive guide 

Gugun started 2008 as boatcrew and soon got promoted to captain. His technical knowledge about „his“ boats is a great support for the management. Today he is at the same time one of our diveguides, perfect combination!


33, Maratua, Cook 

Kasim supports Azam in our guest kitchen. He has his 10years anniversary on Nunukan now, know all our dishes by heart and is our baker.


30, Maratua, Dive Guide 

Our „Sunny Boy“ started here 2011 as Carpenter / General Helper and soon got trained as Dive Guide. Nowadays he is the „boss“ in the dive center. He is the best in finding all kinds of macro creatures. So far Kepri did more than 3'000 dives in Maratua Atoll and knows every fish by name.


47, Tarakan, Staff Kitchen 

Lastri cooks since September 2015 three times a day delicious meals for our whole staff, who highly appreciate her skills!


19, Toraja, Sulawesi, Gardener 

With 19years he is our youngest team member. Since 2016 he keeps the island and walkways clean on a daily basis and sometimes jumps in as boat crew.


41, Maratua, Housekeeping 

From September 2012 to 2014 Nardi took care of our garden. Nowadays he is waiting patiently for the guests to have breakfast so he can clean their bungalow.


27, Sulawesi, Nightguard 

The torchlight you might see at night belongs to our nightguard Ponding. Since September 2015 he watches out at night for the boats, protects the new turtle eggs and reports next day, if one of the walkway lights fails.


from Maratua, Boatscaptain, Genreral Helper

Since spring 2018 you can see Rendi in the front of our dive boats but also you can met him with a broom in the garden.


27, Maratua, Diveguide 

Also new in our diving team is Sandy since 2016. He is a very good guide who also finds the smallest spidercrab, always supportive for our guest`s wishes and is eager to improve his English.


22, Derawan, Kitchenhelper 

Since 2016 part of the Nunukan staff and already well integrated, Sarda supports our chefs in the guest kitchen and knows a lot about creating delicious desserts (mainly colorful and sweet!).


21, Surabaya, Java, Service Restaurant / Bar. 

Since 2018 he is our “newbie”. Right out of hotel school from Surabaya, first time away from home, he perfectly masters the challenge to give best service to our guests.


19, from Maratua, Bootcrew, General Helper

Only 19 years old, on the go all the time and not shy at all.

Valen is crew on our dive boats and is currently trained to become a dive guide.

He also climbs a palm tree to pamper our guests with fresh coconuts.

A bundle of energy that is always and everywhere at hand.


43, Toraja, Sulawesi, Chef de Service 

Since the opening of Nunukan Island Resort in August 2008 Yohanis belongs to the island. He is head of our service team and due to his excellent English skills coordinator between management and staff and local authorities.